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[Korea - North, Korea - South] S.Korean Envoy Advised Kim Jong-un to Quit Smoking

National Security Council chief Chung Eui-yong advised North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to quit smoking, the Asahi Shimbun reported on Sunday. This episode happened when Kim had dinner with the South Korean envoy in Pyongyang on March 5, the daily quoted
Chosun Ilbo (kr)
added Apr 9, 2018 02:18
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[Korea - North] Made in North Korea: The graphic design of a pariah state

These cigarette cases bear the words "Paradise" (left) and "Establishment" (right). According to 2012 survey by the WHO, more than half of North Korean men are smokers, one of the highest rates in Asia. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been pictured s
BBC Online
added Mar 3, 2018 02:06
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[Asia, China, Korea - North] North Korean Tobacco Factories, Smuggled Cigarettes Bring in Cash For Pyongyang

North Korea continues to pull in badly needed foreign cash through the sale of tobacco products, much of it produced in joint ventures with China and sold as counterfeit cigarettes across Asia, sources say.
Radio Free Asia (RFA)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:53
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[Korea - North] In effort to curb smoking, North Korea launches new nicotine patches ($$)

smokers... are increasingly turning to new government-produced nicotine patches...developed by Dr. Pak Yong Hee at the Pyongyang Medical College of Kim Il Sung University... Clinical trials have, according to the outlet, shown that smokers who used
NK News
added May 22, 2017 12:21
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North] North Koreans told to quit smoking as Kim kicks the habit ($$)

has not been seen smoking in public for more than two months. The change coincides with a new anti-smoking campaign by his government. According to a Japanese sushi chef who worked for the Kim family during the young leader’s childhood, he took up smokin
Times Of London (uk)
added May 21, 2016 20:30
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[Korea - North, Korea - South] Survivor who escaped the brutal North Korean regime reveals how prisoners are forced to watch public executions in 'Nazi style' camps compared to Auschwitz

'Also, women’s rights in the two countries are so different. In North Korea, women are often treated harshly, but in South Korea, I saw women smoking, which is unimaginable in the North.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 4, 2016 14:13
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[Korea - North] What North Korean propaganda posters reveal

North Korea also produces a number of anti-smoking posters, having joined the WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in 2005. The WHO reports that the country "keenly celebrates" World No Tobacco Day every year. They document developments in the c
CNN
added Jan 2, 2018 04:12
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[Korea - North] Diplomats and Deceit: North Korea’s Criminal Activities in Africa (PDF)

North Korean defectors interviewed for this report have claimed that significant quantities of tobacco and cigarettes have also been shipped from Africa to North Korea...diplomats frequently took advantage of duty-free allocations to buy cigarettes and
Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (ch)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:50
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North, Korea - South] 'N. Korea selling counterfeit money to terrorists'

They also said the cash-strapped regime may try to expand trafficking networks in drugs, weapons, cigarettes, and counterfeit luxury goods... "I brought Marlboro cigarettes with me when I defected to Seoul and they were made in North Korea."
Korea Times (kr)
added Jun 28, 2016 20:07
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[Asia, Korea - North] N. Korea waging nonsmoking campaign as Kim Jong-un not seen smoking in 2 months

North Korea has actively launched a nonsmoking campaign and even set up research stations across the country to get people to stop smoking, according to North Korean media reports. In a report picked up in Seoul, the North's official
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added May 19, 2016 23:24
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